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History and Governance

History

History

On August 25th, 2009 the Board of Education in Los Angeles Unified School District passed the Public School Choice Motion which gave an opportunity to teachers and other stakeholders to create their own school to improve education at struggling schools and new schools. With a new school, Esteban E. Torres High School opening up, a small but dedicated group of teachers decided to write a proposal to open up the Social Justice Leadership Academy (SJLA) at Torres. SJLA is a pilot school that is autonomous from LAUSD policies in the areas of: budget, staffing, calendar/schedules, curriculum and governance.  Through tireless planning and collaboration the proposal was approved and SJLA began had its first day of on September 13, 2010.

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